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NCJ Number: 156153 Find in a Library
Title: Pre-Release Center
Journal: Compiler  Dated:(Winter/Spring 1995)  Pages:13-15
Author(s): K Turnbaugh
Corporate Author: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Chicago, IL 60606
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Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In 1993, the Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff's Department opened a pre-release center, a minimum-security residence providing treatment to drug-dependent pretrial inmates.
Abstract: In addition to its treatment and drug prevention goals, the center alleviates overcrowding in the men's division of the county jail. Any male Department of Corrections inmate with a substance addiction held on a cash bond of less than $150,000 can volunteer to participate. The center acts on behavior modification principles; participants are self-sufficient in terms of doing laundry, cooking, and cleaning, while staff members fill a supervisory role. Staff members also enforce the program's strict timetable to create a sense of discipline for timeliness and punctuality. This includes meeting times for group and individual counseling, free activity time, assigned work details, inspections, and meals. Residents who prove themselves to be responsible may be given authority positions on their floor. The program's addiction services, provided by members of the Gateway Foundation, aim to develop inmates' respect for themselves and others; upon discharge, participants are referred to other treatment and counseling programs.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Illinois; Inmate drug treatment; Pretrial detention; Program design
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